We weren't the only ones excited to talk to Disclosure in this myxCLUSIVE. Dannieboi was stoked to talk with Howard of Disclosure and catch up on their newest release and their last visit to Manila. Plus we were excited to ask about their experiencing working with Fil-Canadian directors and producers of Kid.Studio.
Check out the interview below!
1. Disclosure is still creating music and writing a lot
Howard shares that a lot of the music they've been making has been created online. He shares that a lot of what musicians do are touring and writing music. Although touring and performing live isn't doable now, they are happy to have released Watch Your Step.
2. Their parents are musicians and influenced by various artists
Growing up with musician parents, Disclosure discovered good music and records. He shares some of that artists they listened to include: Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind, and Fire and the classic rock bands like Genesis and Led Zeppelin.
3. They didn't think they were going to be artists, but knew they were going to be musicians
Howard said being artists was really unlikely because it rarely works out. However, they knew they were going to be in music whether as teachers or in the industry in general. "We wanted to be involved. It's all we're good at."
4. Disclosure's last trip to Manila, they remember getting treated so nicely
One of the main differences of performing in Manila are the fans. Howard remembers they got their first police escort wherever they went. He adds that fans are so friendly and always smiling.
5. Disclosure has been trying to work with Kelis for 11 years
The latest track, Watch Your Step has been long in the making. They remember wanting to work with Kelis since they were 16 years old. The cards finally aligned and Disclosure just popped the question. Luckily, Kelis agreed to collaborating and wrote the song from scratch.
6. The theme of the music was made around a Filipino family party
They trusted Kid. Studio to create a music video because of their creativity and out-of-the-box ideas. Although Disclosure haven't attended a Filipino party, they have tried Filipino food. Howard admits that he may have been a bit bias. "I hope we go with Kid. Studio." When he realized it was about Filipino parties, they were okay with giving Kid. Studio creative control.
About Kid. Studio
Kid. Studio started in 2014 as an outlet to create videos, music content, and design. While showcasing their skills, they want to help bring awareness to the new creative vibrancy coming out of Toronto. It originally started with Glenn, and co-founder Vince Tran, and quickly brought on other extraordinary talents like director Christo, editor Red Barbaza, and producer Julian Nieva, who has since gone on to do incredible work outside of Kid. In 2016, in partnership with their sister company HPLA, led by Ryan Hahn and Chanel Urban, they've been able to create and compete in a whole new arena of video making. From there, they've created music videos, shorts, and commercials for some of our favorite musicians and brands.
Cover Photo Credit: Disclosure Facebook